Author: Matt Akins

Matt Akins is ACCA's Manager of HVACR Education. He can be reached at or 703-824-8867.

Eco-friendly Coil Washing

As contractors, we get into a pattern of how we perform our service calls and installations. Rarely do we stop […]

Are You Offering HVAC Black Friday Deals?

It has become a tradition to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping for holiday gifts and taking advantage of Black […]

To Serve and to Protect

I’ve been in the HVAC industry for 17 years. I’ve worked my way up from an install helper, service technician, […]


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Working in Hot Spaces

Summer is here! With the summer comes a hectic season with excellent business opportunities too. However, at the same time, the risk goes up while working in hot spaces. According to OSHA, “Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in the first few days of working in warm or hot environments because the body needs to build a tolerance to the heat gradually over time.” (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Time To Take Command

As a technician, one of the most important things you can do for your clients is to educate them. Unfortunately, […]

A Split in Diagnosis

A critical element when evaluating a cooling system’s performance is the temperature difference between the return and supply air. A […]

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